nickturse:

“She was one of the most unforgettable people in my life.  Soc Sinan was 22 years old when I met her.  Within five years she had become trapped amid the horrors of Pol Pot’s ‘killing fields.’  But Sinan was a survivor.   She outwitted the Khmer Rouge.   With a little help, she escaped Cambodia in the wake of the Vietnamese occupation.  In America, she built a new life for herself, helping other Cambodian refugees.”  So begins a extremely moving and very personal piece by Jim Laurie, who covered the U.S. wars in Indochina in the 1970s.

Click the photo to read the rest.  It’s definitely worth a look.

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